Dr Olusegun Obasanjo while serving as President campaigned against wearing of imported fabrics like lace and all through his 8 years in office, he wore only Ankara, Adire and other local fabrics. Till today, he wears same. Obasanjo set up the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) and to show the veracity of the institution, once he left office, he enrolled for Masters degree and has bagged a PhD from the institution.
When the campaign to restore the Abuja master plan began, Obasanjo first instructed Nasir El-Rufai to demolish his own (Obasanjo) building to ward off those who would have come to lobby him. Aremu Obasanjo set up the EFCC and ICPC to fight corruption and he ensured his own core loyalists and party members were used as scapegoats. Not even his bosom friend, Chief SM Afolabi and Chief Martins Kuye were spared. He wasn’t perfect but by a long shot, he walked his talk. To me, that defines INTEGRITY. In his time, there was no cabal, OBASANJO HIMSELF WAS HIS OWN CABAL!
Entered MUHAMMADU BUHARI… He campaigned against fuel subsidy but the payment rose to its highest level during his regime. He campaigned against foreign medical treatment but leads the pack of those who took refuge in foreign hospitals. He campaigned against the office of FIRST LADY but he retained same. He promised to fight corruption but appears to have only emboldened it. As the Chairman of his party said, ALL YOU NEED TO HAVE YOUR “SINS” FORGIVEN was to join Buhari’s political party!!!
Muhammadu Buhari campaigned against a President flying the Presidential jet but retained same as President. He campaigned against dollar exchanging at N216 but under him, exchange is now N360/dollar!!
Once upon a time, i used to believe FIDELITY TO ONE’S WORD WAS THE HALL ARK OF INTEGRITY but MUHAMMADU has redefined INTEGRITY. His entire life is a complex and clear bed of contradictions. He has walked the exact opposite of his talks!! I looked deep and I ask; IN WHAT WAY HAS BUHARI EVER WALKED HIS TALK?
“Aremu Obasanjo set up the EFCC and ICPC to fight corruption and he ensured his own core loyalists and party members were used as scapegoats.” Mr. Obasanjo, if the same EFCC and ICPC you created many years ago decide to come knock at your door, will you open up and invite them in?
“As the Chairman of his party (APC) said, ALL YOU NEED TO HAVE YOUR “SINS” FORGIVEN is to join Buhari’s political party!!!” I think we’re seriously doomed in this country Nigeria, is he not the known rugged, NLC freedom fighter does days? What a beautiful shame on his old personality. So irrespective of the magnitude of the offence I may have committed, once am in the ruling party we are cool…? Lord have mercy
Our politicians has walked the exact opposite of their talk, who did we really offended that made all this shenanigans happening to us…?